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Socialized Medicine in the US? Stay tuned…

THIS LINK is to a Bloomberg.com story that outlines a proposed bill working it’s way through the US Senate as you read this. It claims that it will “fix” health care by requiring all US citizens to obtain health insurance, by requiring every employer to provide health insurance or pay a fine, and by TAXING […]

Soapy Pictures – The EMS Narrative Report

EMS Narrative reporting is a skill that you must master. Here’s some great information that you need to learn in order to master your EMS narrative report writing.

The Happy Medic does a great bit on his blog entitled: “You make the call”. In these posts, he lays out a situation and invites the audience to comment on what it is that they would do.As a currently ill paramedic/blogger, I think that I can do this too. You see, today is my first […]

Good Post on “Rescuing Providence”

The good Lieutenant over at “Rescuing Providence” has written a good and touching post on one of the simple pleasures in EMS. http://rescuing-providence.blogspot.com/2009/06/difference.html Since the wedding (OMG! Today is my 1 week anniversary and I haven’t gotten Gkemtb a gift yet!) (Awwww, I think I’m gonna get a cavity) (Cuz I’m so sweet) Where was […]

Enough: EMS 2.0

Your Happy Medic, one of my favorite EMS bloggers who is waaay better at this than I am has written a great post that I’m linking to: HERE In response, Medicblog999, our buddy from the UK wrote a response, that I’m linking to: HERE. Happy states that there are parts of the UK model that […]

A warning to the EMS Blogosphere

http://www.iemta.com/KEMSA%20Chronicle%20Article.pdf The above link is to an essay written by a Paramedic from the State of Kansas who got into a very large amount of trouble by being less than flattering in a blog post that he wrote about a specific patient. There is no link to the actual blog that I know of, but […]

A post worth reading

Kelly Grayson over at http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com has written a great article on a patient he had exhibiting Wolf Parkinson White syndrome. http://ambulancedriverfiles.blogspot.com/2009/05/little-cardiology-geekery.html His “Cardiology Geekery” was one of the best written and most educational articles on the topic that I’ve ever read. I learned something, and so should you. Please come back though 🙂

Clean EMS – Lifesaving practices in Ambulance Cleaning

Here is a shocking statistic: According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nosocomial Infections (or Healthcare Associated Infections – “HAIs”) defined as “… infections which are a result of treatment in a hospital or a healthcare service unit, but secondary to the patient’s original condition” are the 4th leading cause […]

EMS Week 2009 – Thank You Letter for your Crews

A Thank you letter from Management to EMS crews – In honor of EMS week. Feel free to use it as you wish.

Dextrocardia?

I took care of a patient today. Poor kid, he had a lot of congenital issues and was noncommunicative and deformed. He was completely bedridden and needed constant care. Poor kid. In treating the condition that he had I put him on an EKG and much to my surprise I saw ST elevation in leads […]

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